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Weekday devotionals for Christians

Politician For Your Kids

Psa 73:15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.
Psa 73:16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
Psa 73:17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

I stated yesterday some facts about our national debt, here is the last part to refresh your memory:

-Let’s just say that you need to rest and eat and sleep.  I will give 8 hours a day for this.  Let’s just say that you are feeling brave and you take this task on your own, and go strong for 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 70 years non-stop, you would have to spend:

A. $596,937,575 a day…yes that is almost 600 million dollars a day!

B. $37,308,599 an hour for 16 hours.

C. $621,809 a minute

D. $10,363 a second

Are you up for a challenge?

Here is one more:

If you stop the national debt where it is and don’t create one more dollar of debt, and spend 10 million dollars a day… using the same 16 hours a day(that is 625,000 an hour), 7 days a week (no days off), it would take you…drum roll please………………..

4, 178.56 years to spend what the national debt is now.  Do you have that many years?

Now why did I go into all of that yesterday?  This is my point: our children are surrounded by people who are living for the “here and now”.  Their motivation is to do what is needed so that they can have their own time to do what they want.  Let me hit a “pause button” and say this:

I believe we have a lot of parents out their who genuinely care about their children, but have no goals or vision for them for their life.  Why do I say this?  There is a generation out there that has not passed down to the next generation, the tools that are necessary for that next generation to succeed in life.  Those tools that I am referring to are:

1. The ability to handle money properly.

2. The ability to make wise decisions that will impact their future for good.

3. The ability to decipher between right and wrong.

4. The ability to raise children that are good, upstanding, God-fearing Christians.

5.  The ability to find a job and succeed in it.

and the list goes on…………

To live for the next generation will cause most people to miss out on some of life’s pleasures for the sake of spending time with and investing into your children’s and grandchildren’s future.  It will take a lot of sacrifice on the part of the parent for the child to get the start that they will need.  It is similar to the sacrifice that our politicians will need to take to help ensure a financially and legally sound nation that will continue to be “One Nation Under God, Indivisible, with liberty and Justice for all”.  I have relatives that are in heaven that have paid a High Price in wars and peace time to ensure my freedom, only to have our politicians squander it away.

What will be said of you?  Will it be said that you tried your best to pass on to the next generation the important tools for your children to live by?  Or will you be the “politician for your kids”, by squandering their future away so that you can have a little fun?

January 26, 2012 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

King David’s Mistake

Psa 73:15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.
Psa 73:16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
Psa 73:17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

King David is one of my favorite characters in the Bible.  I like to read about him and learn what has happened in his life, and what he did to get the label of  “A man after God’s own heart.”  Sadly though, he made some mistakes and I want to learn from them.  One of those mistakes that he made is what I will be addressing today in these devotionals:  He did not live for the next generation.  Now I know this is a very tough accusation, but I believe it is a true statement.

King David lived for and served his own generation very well.  In fact, he won the hearts of the people away from the king when he was only a lad.  In fact, David was only trying to do right and was very loyal to the king and only wanted what was best for the king when he won the hearts of the people.  I will not tell you in this devotional why I believe that he lived only for his generation,  because it would take too long.  For the sake of time and length, let’s just go with the thought of living for the next generation.

Our national debt is 15.251 trillion dollars, as of yesterday at 2:58 pm (it grows by the minute).  That is a lot of money.  Our politicians do not want to do the right thing by our nation, so therefor they continue to add to and multiply our national debt.  Our children’s future is at stake here and we are squandering their future away by spending money today.  To put things in perspective, using the figure above, I will break down how bad our national debt is:

1. Each citizen’s share of the debt (including babies) is $48, 868.

2. The national debt starting on September 28, 2007, increases each day by 3.96 billion dollars…that is billion with a “b”

3. If 20 people at 10 years old will take the next 70 years and doing nothing but shop and spend money (that means no eating, sleeping, or taking breaks) for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

A. They will have to spend $29,846, 879 a day.

B. That is $497,447 an hour.

C. That is $8,290 a minute.

D. That is $138 a second.

to equal what the national debt is now!  That is NON-Stop shopping—24/7!

-Let’s just say that you need to rest and eat and sleep.  I will give 8 hours a day for this.  Let’s just say that you are feeling brave and you take this task on your own, and go strong for 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 70 years non-stop, you would have to spend:

A. $596,937,575 a day…yes that is almost 600 million dollars a day!

B. $37,308,599 an hour for 16 hours.

C. $621,809 a minute

D. $10,363 a second

Are you up for a challenge?

Here is one more:

If you stop the national debt where it is and don’t create one more dollar of debt, and spend 10 million dollars a day… using the same 16 hours a day(that is 625,000 an hour), 7 days a week (no days off), it would take you…drum roll please:

 

 

 

4, 178.56 years to spend what the national debt is now.  Do you have that many years?

to be continued tomorrow

 

 

 

January 25, 2012 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment